Help installing Mountain lion on HP Pavilion DV4-2154ca
Hi, guys, I hope I did not miss already posted topic about my notebook, however this is my first time when I am facing such problem and have tried everything I can so far but with no luck. The problem is that the notebook starts loading normally with flags: -v -cpus=1 and I can see that the CPU is correctly recognized as Intel i3 2200m but after the initial kext loading instead of seeing an installation screen or kernel panic window all I can get is a black screen for a few minutes after what the notebook restarts and everything starts all over again. Firstly I have decided that the Intel video (only) built in is not sufficient to run ML, so I went down a bit trying to boot and install the iAtkos s3 v2 (Snow Leopard). As per the compatibility charts in Internet it should boot, but all I get is exactly the same issue - black screen followed by a reboot. I have tried to go to an even earlier version with iDeneb but got exactly the same. So far the notebook is perfectly working with any other OS (Windows, Linux, BSD etc.) but cannot find a way to troubleshoot the issue with Mac OS X (any versions). I could have debuged if I had it installed however I am not aware can I do so during the initial installation booting. Out of curiosity, I have even tried to download an original Mavericks app directly from the AppStore however that did not work too. Probably it is important to mention, that I have tried with original Mac OS X versions I have legally purchased in time using a usb stick with chameleon to boot on my HP but no moving forward is possible.
I tried digging into the BIOS hoping to find some options to change and make things work, however there is technically nothing to set except the boot order and loading to default BIOS. So there I hit the bottom too and I would love if anybody of you can list some thoughts or ideas. So far I am thinking that there might be an incompatibility with the HDD and/or the DVD burner (happened to me before on another machine where the problem was solved straight after replacing the hdd, however at that time I had an error about the boot...) . In order to be precise and help myself by providing the technical information of the machine, here is all the tech. specs I could get:
CPU: Intel Core i3 i3-330M / 2.13 GHz
RAM: 4.0 GB ( 2 x 2 GB ) DDR3
HDD: Serial ATA-300 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM LightScribe Technology
Display: 14.1' LED backlight - 1280x800 (WXGA)
Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics (Total Available Graphics Memory 1696.0 MB)
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n WLAN (I think it is Atheros xxx)
Well if there is anything else that is needed to point out some directions, please let me know, I will do my best to provide all and thanks really very much to any advices or even shared thoughts about the problem. If you happen to know how to debug the initial bootup this might also be a good idea as I am pretty sure that the specs are just fine for a Snow Leopard or even ML , but it is just to bring it to a booting first and then to start digging for not working (eventually) hardware.